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down to zero. some of the early. buildings collapsed contact with the whole city last warned of a toll of the thousands from the earthquake and tsunami and so the way i see. sam is a down this is al jazeera live from doha also coming out to refute saudi and u.a.e. allegations of supporting terrorism accusations fly at the u.n. . changing faces of afghanistan's election more women candidates than ever before and biometric machines for the are coming home and celebration time for south
africa's roster community is the top court rules it's ok to smoke cannabis in private. now rescue teams are struggling to reach all the people who need help on the indonesian island the sort of way i see just over an hour ago the national disaster agency announced the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami had more than doubled to eight hundred and thirty two people the deputy president is warning the toll is expected to reach into the thousands most of the confirmed dead are in the city of power lou there's been little contact with the town of dongola that's home to around two hundred seventy thousand people will be live in jakarta in a moment but first also jabari reports. the difficult task of looking for survivors this is what is left in the city of hollow after friday's magnitude seven
point five earthquake and tsunami rescue workers frantically trying to find those who may still be alive the search efforts are being hampered by blocked roads and a collapsed bridge rescue teams dug by hand to free twenty four people trapped in the rubble of this hotel the owner told local media people could still be heard crying out for help but no heavy lifting equipment was available dozens remain missing in the city of over three hundred thousand of those who did survive the quake and tsunami that followed now have to try to live off anything they can find scenes like this of people looting local shops and siphoning petrol from cars are becoming the norm as aid is very slowly coming in. many injured are being evacuated by the red cross estimates that more than one point six million people have been affected there are particular concerns about the nearby town of dongola where the impact is still unclear the gol is home to over two hundred seventy thousand people
but there has been no communication with anyone there since friday afternoon the indonesian president is visiting palo to assess the damage and reassure the people that more help is on the way but for now bodies continue to fill the streets of palo an anxious survivors are being warned not to return to their homes as aftershocks continue door such a part al jazeera. journalist told me so gypped law even the indonesian capital jakarta good to have you with us tommy so we understand more rescuers have reached all the way c. does that mean they've been able to get into some of the cutoff places like. in terms of situation from dongola we just had a major development that out of the eight hundred thirty two number for the death toll eleven of those actually coming from the city of tonkawa now the figure is coming from the indonesian brass cross with earlier two helicopters with medical
supplies and emergency needs now however at this moment we don't know to what extent of a more clear picture we don't know what we don't have a mockery of pictures from dongola now the military as of this morning has been redeploying some of their personas to dongola but we have yet to receive any word of information whether the military personnel have actually respond are not now earlier the disaster and the national disaster agency spokesperson saying insisted that up until today until now they're still receive no official information in terms of casualties. and damage accept for the ones that they received from the indonesian red cross so yes the latest situation is in the nation emergency of rescue officials are still struggling to reach the hardest hit areas
particularly in bangalore where the second the only information so far is eleven that included in the latest death toll at eight hundred thirty two in places like palo people are so desperate in our scavenging through supermarkets and petrol stations why they've been left such a state of desperation. the the emergency arrives when they've been arriving since yesterday very well it seems that the. it seems that they are not being what they call that. they haven't arrived in white spots now we are seeing pictures we are seeing pictures of looting in a couple of spots in city in c.t. . what we need to be cautious. couple of those incidents. they don't seem the looters they don't seem to come up from the rest of the some
self one particular incident this morning for example we saw a group of looters they raiding collapse. department stores it appears that there are some groups approaching the sick people so to speak trying to use this desperation moment but it is to be noted. that indeed the three hundred thousand rather than out of the sixteen thousand residents of color who lost their homes many of them still have not received the much needed. eight despite the fact that a trickle down through the major parts of the city all right thanks so much tommy so just to there from jakarta gov crisis has led to exchanges at the u.n. general assembly between cancer and the countries and closing the composing room of the blockade the u.n. is foreign minister again accused of supporting terrorism counters representatives
blame the u.s. for creating instability in the region hashemite about is that the u.n. in new york. there have been heated exchanges between qatar and its neighbors saudi arabia the united arab emirates and behind accused qatar of sponsoring extremism and destabilizing the region accusations strongly dismissed by qatar which said that the emirates is and this these are the last ones to preach about peace and stability referring to the past track record of saudi arabia and the united arab emirates when it comes to war in yemen and its ability in libya and also united states congress inquiry into nine eleven which basically blame saudi arabia and the united arab emirates for lax finest regulations and also for for widing safe havens for extremist let's listen to what the qatari diplomat had to say about the
allegations made by the united arab emirates saudi arabia and bahrain and then with you know listed on our and then at night you do what is cause for suspicion is that we find these states target allegations of us and they don't practice what they preach they do not practice respect for state sovereignty and interfere in affairs of other states in fact they terrorize civilians and violate human rights and interfere in domestic affairs of other states in a manner that undermined international and regional peace and security and this has become evident in the repeated attempts by these states to destabilize security and stability in qatar they have plotted and finance an unsuccessful coup attempt in qatar. well her response the u.a.e. is representative accuse carter of fabricating information. it is deplorable that carter as usual has adopted political maneuvers in order to exacerbate the crisis instead of respecting its international obligations and settling the crisis has added an international dimension by discussing legal
matters that were taken by the united arab emirates and cooperation with behind saudi arabia and egypt kushner is trying to disseminate false eroni use information about the measures taken by our countries these measures were in response to the destabilizing attitudes of qatar for decades macedonians have begun voting in the referendum on the country's name in the hope of ending a long dispute with neighboring greece voters have to decide whether to accept an agreement to change the balkan nations name to the republic of north macedonia greece insists that only its province of macedonia can claim that name if the name change is indorsed it could pave the way for nato and e.u. membership polls are open in iraq's northern semi autonomous kurdish region for parliamentary elections the vote comes a year after a failed bid for independence it was rejected by baghdad plunging the region into economic and political turmoil security forces in the region voted earlier on
friday charles stratford has more from out of view. following that failed referendum to world secession last year many people here are blaming the k d p one of the two main parties in this region for that failed referendum which they were punished full by baghdad and indeed by neighbors like turkey and iran and wasn't even indorsed by the americans then of course it was a few weeks later when we saw they forced with rule of kurdish forces from the all rich region of kirkuk that they had controlled since two thousand and fourteen when the iraqi army flayed isis now katy perry blames the p u k the other main policy for the withdrawal of those full season sort as being a major affront to sort of k d p ambitions in keeping control of that city so it's fair to say that cicely could his politics has been severely sort of
weakened l. the main political parties have been weakened as a result of those two main events specifically most especially the p u k we are expecting having spoken to experts people telling us here that they say that splits in the p u k could well be capitalized on dalai smaller parties in these votes but everybody here is saying that is vital that we get some soul of unity here in the selection of to these divisions between the two main parties have been so deeply. been so deepened in in recent months. as voting continues in northern iraq campaigning has just begun in afghanistan for next month's parliamentary elections the vote is more than three years overdue and is seen as a test for presidential elections next april tony berthing is in kabul. they can never be described as boring conflicts corruption intimidation and fraud afghan
elections have it all but the parliamentary elections due to take place on october twentieth are at least promising something different new government measures hope to put an end to the problems of previous elections election fraud is now a criminal offense voting systems will be cited in public buildings monitored by professional people and a new advance voting system will be used even so doubts still linger the afghan government has bought more than twenty thousand biometric devices for facial recognition and fingerprinting to prevent voter fraud but only four thousand have so far arrived in the country and operators have not yet been trained many believe there is insufficient time to get the system up and running meaning a return to manual counting and the possibility of irregularities. border post election crisis the losing candidates will not accept that and the political parties will use as a force to rescue and also to. treat the government
voters disheartened by past elections see the biometric system as a big step towards a transparent election process just very thick some don't have a biometric system is good because many national i.d.'s are fake and there's fraud votes can be bought the elections are three and a half years overdue but because of the uncertainty over the new technology there are concerns that it could be postponed yet again this election is being seen as a test for next april presidential elections then as now the main issue will not just be transparency but it will also be for curiosity and that is a very delicate situation of the moment with the taliban controlling much of rural afghanistan. the taliban doesn't take part in elections and in the past has had fingers cut off people who have voted the group is making almost daily attacks against the security forces this trend of the taliban is. in the weakness within the afghan government and this is certainly something that has emboldened.
during the past couple of years. most of afghanistan's population is a literate these men waiting for poorly paid daily work in kabul don't care who is elected they care about survival. right now if i still came here with a truck offer in work all of us would go with them all of those because we don't have money and we need food. politics can often be seen is about power and money but for the poor life can be defined by the food on their plate and in afghanistan today many people are hungry tony berkeley al-jazeera kabul or still ahead of al-jazeera tens of thousands margin brazil against a presidential candidate who says he won't take the results of the loses. and attempts to get behind a consensus opposition presidential candidate in the democratic republic of congo.
from the neon lights of asia. to the city that never sleeps. i was still got some really nasty weather affecting greece from that area of low pressure the cycloid this was in the mediterranean sea this area cloud this is this area low pressure here this is once been swirling away and bringing terrific amounts of rainfall fair bit of wind damage as well as we go on through the next twenty four thirty six hours or so some parts could still see further spells of very heavy rain maybe fifty two hundred millimeters one of two spots could even see hundred fifty or more coming down so flooding further flooding certainly on the cars hopefully the winds now starting to ease down now that the system has interacted with lab you can see another thirty wet day as we go through sunday dry weather comes back in behind glossy settled and sunny the good parts of
central europe some warmth as well twenty two celsius the physio rick as we go through sunday mistral kicks in a strong northerly wind coming right down the rhine valley into southern areas of france and that will really pick those temps just backs them right and yes some snow zurich down to about thirteen degrees by monday afternoon this is something of a change coming on here the weather has also changed across northern parts of africa well she drawing now got some saffron weather coming through and you see the showers have made their way from the north coast of libya. there with sponsored by the time he's. getting to the heart of the matter left three big challenges facing humankind in the twenty first century and they are nuclear war climate change and technological destruction facing reality whatever it is there is no it in me it is in the people of uganda hear their story on and talk to al-jazeera.
welcome back you're watching out the syria time to recap our headlines now in the news year's national disaster agency says the death toll from an earthquake and tsunami has more than doubled to eight hundred thirty two people most of the confirmed dead are in the city of on the island of silverware c. rescuers are still trying to make contact with residents in the town of. polls are open in iraq's northern semi autonomous kurdish region for parliamentary elections vote comes a year after a failed bid for independence was rejected by
a bank that plunging the region into economic and political turmoil the gulf crisis featured prominently at the un general assembly on saturday with tough talking between carter and its neighbors the u.a.e. foreign minister again accused of supporting terrorism causes representative blamed the u.a.e. for creating instability in the region. the us president donald trump has once again publicly backed his nominee for the supreme court has ordered an f.b.i. investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by brett kavanaugh this means a confirmation vote by the full senate will be delayed for at least a week. they have been raised they're going to do whatever they have to do whatever it is they do they'll be doing big salaries everything caught up. everything will be fine i don't really care. what you. do i think
he's great i don't think there's ever been any person that's been under scrutiny like he has been very good at a very tough process but he's a good he's a great great. highly respected for many many years at the top of the list and i hope everything works out great. brazil's far right presidential candidate has been released from hospital in sao paulo three weeks after being stabbed it's a political rally and both are narrow flew home to rio de janiero on a commercial flight he was both cheered and jeered by fellow passengers many tipped him to win next month's election but thousands of people have been protesting against him a latin america anything loose in human splaying swine. sal volatile brazil's largest city and what you see here just a week before brazilians go to the polls is an anti unelect singh campaign it's against the man that these people believe would turn the clock back to the dark
ages if he were elected that was in every major city and town in brazil and even abroad opponents of ultra conservatives. are taking to the streets . their campaign symbol is hash tag not him and this is why it was that he spews hatred he's against minorities against blacks gays women in a world where that's not acceptable we can't allow him to turn the clock back. as the protests were taking place bill sinatra was released from the south hospital and flew back to his home in rio de janeiro twenty three days after he was stabbed in the stomach during a campaign rally. also not all is leading in the polls tapping into widespread anger over corruption crime a deep recession and what many view as a loss of family values former army captain says he'd rather his son die if he
turned out to be gay. but it is women including celebrities like madonna who are his most vocal critics. he's homophobic but then of phobic to add the special effects he has no problem standing up in congress and telling a woman opponent a she doesn't deserve to be raped. others are more concerned about his overtly pro military stance and his praise for brazil's former military dictatorship or not or has vowed to fight crime and violence with more violence which most people here but it's one in plenty of support elsewhere. also not all is at least eight percentage points ahead of his nearest rival in the polls but he also has a forty six percent. disapproval rating the highest of any candidate. everyone against. weeks. act the battle for public opinion in this rise. in recent brazilian memory
would not be strong. in the democratic republic of congo there have been calls to reject the use of electronic voting machines in december's general election a coalition of opposition leaders says the devices aren't secure and can be tampered with are also trying to put their weight behind a consensus candidate to take on the ruling party catherine sawyer reports from kinshasa. it's rare in the democratic republic of congo to see supporters of some of the country's most popular opposition parties together like this but here they are mobilized by key opposition presidential candidates and others who have been disqualified from running by the electoral commission the message in this joint it's clear they do not want or trust a new electronic voting system to be used for the first time in the country in the
election in december. i know they have only to desist them using discussions and having dubious voters. but if we are together. will. they also question the validity of some sixteen million voters registered without their fingerprints taken electoral commission officials have said taking fingerprints during voter registration is not a legal requirement that the voting devices are foolproof and changing the system means delaying the paul. because. there is no where it mentioned that we have to use electronic. but we still are. and we are on what the law says. those who attended the rally called for a united position this has been difficult in the past because of political
differences and pastoral interests that twenty one presidential candidates and opposition leaders yes i've been talking about back in one against the presidential the be less success a man watch a diary but they also say the priority now is to make sure that this electronic voting machines are not used in the election and that the paul will be free and credible many supporters here say this is the beginning of something. we are sure and believe if all of us and our latest stand behind one candidate we will when we are already a step forward with this unity. the message was very clear to us that we should start to behave whoever is chosen by the coalition it's not about believes it's less than three months to the election and efforts by the catholic church to get political parties and the electoral commission to talk have so far field is
stalemate complicates an already logistically difficult electoral process catherine soy al jazeera kinshasa. turkish president of the wind has ended a three day trip to germany by opening europe's largest mosque it was a visit intended to mend ties but it's exposed the disagreements from reports. it's said to be the biggest mosque in europe shaped like a flower to signify openness carte funded by turkey. but openness is not what turkey represents to many germans and a visit by president wretch a time earlier one to inaugurate the mosque in cologne at the end of his state visit was not welcomed by all in this liberal town on the banks of the rhine germans joined kurds in protest if he was going to get those here when i heard earlier one will receive a state reception i was appalled
a slaughter of kurds a warrior who invaded syria with the help of german weapons were imprisoned hundreds of thousands without court orders that someone like that is being invited with the state reception made me get up and come here. the third or one supporters were delighted to have him there were. all my alien i emphasize that we should focus on our common interests with germany aside from recent diverters as opinion. this has been no ordinary state visit undertaken grudgingly it seems by both sides the invitation made to president who won by a german government realizing perhaps that relations between these two countries with significant common interests had deteriorated simply too far since the failed coup in turkey two years ago but while they reinforced economic ties and agreed on a new initiative to end fighting in parts of syria there were no promises given to
release german citizens in jail in turkey nor undertakings made to extradite those earlier one considers his enemies living in germany they will work together they will tolerate one another but this was not as it was sometimes billed beforehand the coming together of old friends jonah hill al jazeera cologne. south africa's rest of foreign community says a court ruling on marijuana is a victory for their cultural rights the nation's top court says adults are allowed to smoke marijuana in private but experts say the new rules may be difficult to police from either miller reports from cape town. gareth prince is a qualified lawyer he's also rust a foreign he says that he's been prevented from joining the law society because of his culture and daily use of cannabis for twenty years he's fought south african courts to get cannabis decriminalised saying that equality laws should also protect
his way of life the greater victory is for the people of south africa in the sense that because rest of our us always advocated that cannabis is for the yelling of not just the south african people but for all people in the world and our philosophy is that we must make use of what we have in order to get what we want and we have an abundance of cannabis. the rest of period community in cape town says cannabis is a religious and cultural sacrament the people here say they were often victims of police raids in the past now they can smoke and grow what they call a religious herb while it'll take up to two years for laws to be officially changed it's now legal to grow cannabis and consume it privately but still illegal to sell or buy it this is a long street in cape town it's known for its vibrant nightlife and as a place to buy cannabis and other drugs if you're found with cannabis on you police
contraceptive because persisting small amounts of cannabis is legal but because this is a public area you can smoke it here nor can you buy it south africa's police minister says the new cannabis laws will make policing more difficult. police minister becky ellis' that if it were up to him cannabis or da as it's. no in south africa would still be illegal what amounted to that you're supposed to keep focus on shit and you went to pick into a restaurant because you have an extra amount in your house so those are the things that will have to work but it's going to lead to the work of the south african police absolutely difficult but many in the rest of foreign community say the new law is just the beginning and that small backyard plantations should be expanded to allow for the proper farming and sale of cannabis they say it will help the economy cannabis is a source of life for thousands of people in together and we don't apologize for
that we as a matter of fact are not the coal face of the drug industry no it's not it's tobacco and alcohol prince says now that using cannabis is legal there's nothing stopping him from practicing law from al-jazeera cape town. analysts take a look at some of the headlines here now and his era now and uneasy is national disaster agency says the death toll from an earthquake and tsunami is more than doubled to eight hundred thirty two people most of the confirmed dead are in the city of power on the island of sort of west the rescuers are still trying to make contact with residents in the town of dongola journalist thomas so gypped to has more from indonesia's capital jakarta. only you know we know that the indonesian rushed the. two helicopters to the town of dongola now it's not clear yet what
the result of the of the trip. formation on the extent of damage are but what we do know that only you know the red cross and the helicopter at. emergency and medical supplies polls are open in iraq's northern semi autonomous kurdish region for parliamentary elections the vote comes a year after a failed bid for independence it was rejected by baghdad plunging the region into economic and political turmoil macedonians are voting in a referendum on the country's name in the hope of ending a long dispute with neighboring greece voters have to decide whether to accept an agreement to change the balkan nation's name to the republic of north math or greece insists that only its province of macedonia can claim that name if the name changes indorsed it could pave the way for nato in e.u. membership the gulf crisis featured prominently at the un general assembly on saturday with tough talking between carter and its neighbors the u.a.e.
is foreign minister again accused of supporting terrorism but carter's representative blame the u.a.e. for creating instability in the region u.s. president donald trump has once again publicly backed his nominee for the supreme court he's ordered an f.b.i. investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by brett kavanaugh this means a confirmation vote by the full senate will be delayed for at least a week brazil's far right presidential candidate has been released from hospital in sao paolo three weeks after being stabbed with a political rally higher bolts a narrow flew home to read unirea on a commercial flight he was both jeered and cheered by passengers told to al-jazeera . what makes this moment you. so unique. we haven't seen the president this. freedom of speech
is a. body that is a perfect formula for authoritarianism and here in the early years the lights are on and there's nowhere to hide let me ask you straight out here is the two state solution now from britain on al-jazeera. you. see. pakistan has a new government and a new prime minister imraan khan but already there's a rocky start to relations with two key countries india and the united states how will the country's new leadership reshape its foreign policy we speak to the new foreign minister sharma mood correct she's been here at the un general assembly in new york about his options for the world and the region here on talk.